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-- -- -- welcomed the help docked at an appointment sitting in for Dr.
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Maybe surprise snow that chemicals found in everyday products might not be as safe as they sound the Environmental Working Group fight.
Of those chemicals have been tested at all.
Joining me now to sort through all of this is Terry just be CEO she's a spokesperson from seventh generation -- you so much for coming it thank you so what products are we talking about a half.
I haven't even tested it.
We're talking about pretty much anything you bring in -- homer put on your body.
Anything that says the word fragrance on the label we're talking things you clean your body read it more like -- personal care items housecleaning things.
An air fractures all that stuff is loaded with fragrances and the reason they haven't been tested is because of a federal.
A legal loophole in the federal law from eighty years ago well that allowed companies to not have to disclose what's in fragrances so when -- -- -- It could be five -- could be fifty chemicals.
You don't know what's in marriage and that's called on it you know and in fact -- -- of the ones that have been tested what types of potential health with -- -- -- what we know about these sort petroleum and synthetic fragrances overall.
Is that they can do a couple things one is they can trigger allergic reactions people -- contact -- the tightest Debbie -- someone with heavy perfume money get a headache.
That you need a little woozy that's -- -- that it's near you as people get asthma problems with certain fragrances so that's a problem but that's scarier thing.
The long term exposure to these chemicals has not been studied but what they're seeing is that they act -- and you can just raptors which meaning.
Which means that these chemicals act like hormones and send messages to your body that.
Your body doesn't necessarily want -- like that can throw off your metabolism big time I have also heard that sometimes labels say unsaid but they still may have harmful chemicals inside however it says -- it there are still often masking fragrances used to cover up the smell of -- so don't go by and -- it.
Go -- brands that you trust that used.
No fragrances no artificial fragrant and you say go by the brand not by the bottle -- media that do your homework I mean I'm gonna tell -- about some of the brands that I trust.
And you really want to go with them because their mission is to not load you down with chemicals and and give you access to things that could give you can't actual let's talk thousands healthy swaps and look at where we're always looking out for our viewers.
Well let's start here first you've you've heard of seven generation obviously you know them as a home cleaning.
You know they treat detergent they just opened they just started a whole personal Caroline's and got lotions -- -- -- soaps but there's.
So that's good they never use any synthetic dyes are artificial colors or anything so you know that those guys are safe.
And ones like -- Jason brand birds bees desert essence these -- -- to -- -- on the website they're very clear this is what we believe in this is what we do.
Look you're using these every decade on your body you're handling -- gets in your mouth gets in your porous.
So you really wanna look at where you can cut back so what types of ingredients do we need to be avoiding what water again anything that says fragrance on the label.
Is suspect as you don't know what's in there OK here's the thing -- is here -- female in particular like perfect yeah.
-- you love the first you've got to the point where you're nauseating everyone and elevate all my clock out but at least you can -- essential oils instead pull up if you have a favorite perfume nothing's -- replicate that if you like that.
Use that one perfume -- it's even a top -- to tell you.
Cut everything else out with a fragrance so that you're sticking with one thing instead of -- toxic soup of stuff.
The enemy is just don't ever do is say write it don't overdo it -- can add the essential oils and have a peppermint frankly yes yes with with -- -- project pick up some essential now people were really allergic to certain plants and fragrances.
-- even use those but for most of us it's going to be fine but some government oil.
In Europe and scented lotion.
And that will be great too I mean a lot of these plant based ones they'd draw their sense from the lavender plants -- -- that it's going to be better for you.
And a lot of people enjoy the candles as well and and -- after -- remarks that he handles air freshener as.
You know what you really want -- stay away from those because they're basically pumping synthetic fragrance into the year that can be doing you damage in the long run.
But you also want to replace the things you used to clean your home.
So detergents sprays I say.
Put a few drops your favorite essential oil and that is anti microbial that -- all you need to clean pretty much and probably save a little -- attacks in the process yeah actually but these -- brands that are good there's lots of others do your homework and be -- Smart consumer -- think -- much for joining us adults unless you have a health questions sent an email doctor -- at foxnews.com.
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